Quarterly Calendar


Activity Date & Time
EcoAction Day Volunteer Workdays ​Sat., Apr. 4, May 2, 9 a.m.-noon
Preschool Play 'n' Learn Thurs., Apr. 9, May 14, June 11, 10-11 a.m.
Off-Trail Hikes ​Sat., Apr. 11, May 9, 10-11 a.m.
Nature at Night Hikes ​Fri., Apr. 17, May 15, June 19, 8-9 p.m.
Global Youth Service Day ​Sat., Apr. 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Guided Nature Hikes Sun., Apr. 26, May 31, 10-11 a.m.
Knee-High Naturalist Wed., Apr. 29, May 27, June 24, 10-11 a.m.
Nature at Night Hike
(at Pine Island Ridge)
​Sat., May 16, 8-9 p.m.
Fun Friday Nature ​Fri., June 5 & 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Summer Solstice Celebration ​Sun., June 21, 7-9 p.m.
Summer Butterfly Count ​Sun., June 28, 9-11:30 a.m.

Most programs require preregistration.
Check with the park office to confirm.


Long Key Nature Center 

entrance to Long Key Nature Center 

trail at Long Key Nature Center


Preschool Play 'n' Learn - Preschool children ages 4 and 5 explore the natural world while learning nature-based lessons. Program may include games, hands-on activities, crafts, storytelling, songs, and a nature walk or an animal encounter. There is a different theme every month. Preregistration is required by the day before the program.

EcoAction Days - First Saturday of the month, October-May, 9 a.m.-noon. For ages 13 and up. Volunteers clean up trash, plant native plants, and/or remove non-native invasive plants. Students can arn community service hours for graduation and college scholarships, and others can help improve and preserve the environment. Participants should dress appropriately with long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Participants should also bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water. Extra tools such as shovels, rakes, and hand pruners are welcome. Volunteers must fill out an application before participating.